SEO Smart Links

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SEO Smart Links can automatically link keywords and phrases in your posts and comments with corresponding posts, pages, categories and tags on your blog.

Further SEO Smart links allows you to set up your own keywords and set of matching URLs.

Finally SEO Smart links allows you to set nofollow attribute and open links in new window.

Everything happens completely transparent, and you can edit the options from the administration settings panel.

How it Works?

SEO Smart Links looks for keyword phrases that match the titles of your posts and pages by default (and you can enable categories and tags matching too). These phrases are then turned into the links. The matching is case insensitive and the original case is preserved.

So If I mention Amazing Grace, which is my theme and also the title of one of my pages, it will be automatically converted into a link.

Everything happens completely transparent, and you can edit the options from the administration settings panel.


  • Find keywords in your posts, pages and comments and link them to your other posts, pages, categories and tags
  • Full control with customizable options
  • Ignore list for keywords you do not want to link
  • Improves your site's interlinking
  • Control external links with custom keywords
  • Add nofollw attribute or open links in new window
  • Caching for speed - make sure you have define('ENABLE_CACHE', true); set in your wp-config.php


Installation & Usage

  1. Upload the whole plugin folder to your /wp-content/plugins/ folder.
  2. Go to the Plugins page and activate the plugin.
  3. Use the Options page to change your options
  4. That is all. You can check your posts for new links.

Frequently Asked Questions

You can discuss all plugin related issues in the wordpress related forums.

How do I correctly use this plugin?

Just install activate it on your blog. SEO Smart links will be default find matching links to your post and pages (if the keyword in your text matches their title).

Default options are enough to get you going. If you want to tweak it, you can always edit the options. Be sure to check "ignore" options where you can state what keywords and phrases not to link.

How do I enable SEO Smart Links cache?

Make sure you have enabled WordPress cache by adding this line to your wp-config.php

define('ENABLE_CACHE', true);

Please be careful when editing this file and always make a backup!


- Performance optimization and new option to link to cats and tags with used at least n times (thanks Domink Deobald!)


- Added the option for case sensitive matching

- Various improvements and bug fixes

- Added support for non-english characters (Unicode)
- Added support for keyword synonyms (in keywords section of the settings screen)

- Performance optimization of the plugin. SEO Smart Links causes much lesser strain on the server.

- Added option to process only single posts and pages

- Added nofollow and new window options

- Added option for custom keywrods. No you can specify unlimited numbers of your keywords and url's to link to

- Enabled caching for speeding queries up.

- Added limits options
- Fixed small bugs


  1. A chap called Paolo Faustino translated the plugin to Portugese
  2. Thanks to Chris from

You can also visit my other WordPress Plugins.

Need help with  WordPress SEO? Feel free to contact me.


  1. Nov 24th, 2013 6:35 PM

    is it possible to have a special class for the generated links from the plugin?

  2. Sep 3rd, 2013 3:04 PM

    Thanks for this plugin. Im using it in all of my blogs :)

  3. Jul 9th, 2013 1:29 PM

    I used you plugin on my site and made all my links no-follow. But how can i make one particular link dofollow from within my post?

  4. Stevo
    Jun 4th, 2013 12:09 AM

    Sweet plugin. Me likey! I was curious if it was possible to have this work on 2 separate blog installs. Like cross link from one to the other by sharing/reading each other's database? I have 2 installs: a website and a blog in the /blog directory. Would be nice to naturally interlink between them. Thanks

    • Feb 20th, 2014 5:30 PM

      Stevo, did you get a reply to this question? Did you find a workaround?

      • Feb 25th, 2014 12:49 PM

        It's not possible, although the premium version has keyword sync feature which is a step in that direction.

  5. Remdog
    May 24th, 2013 10:18 PM

    Works like a charm. I recently added the All In One Events Calendar plugin and it doesn't seem to autolink from the new events postings. How can I get this add to that so it can work on Posts, Pages, and now Events?? Thanks for your help. :)

  6. Feb 26th, 2013 4:03 AM

    Thanks for the excellent plugin.
    Just one quick question:

    Is SEO smart link plugin compatible with W3 Total Cache?

  7. Jan 18th, 2013 11:42 PM

    Could anyone help please. I can only get the keywords linking to tags and not link to posts. I am using the default settings.

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